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S-Plus is a programming environment for data analysis. Highlights of S-Plus are its graphic capabilities, its orientation to exploratory data analysis and data mining, and the inclusion of many non parametric statistical methods. The main disadvantage of S-Plus is the steep learning curve to learn the programming language. S-Plus is based on the S language, developed at Bell Laboratories by statistician John M. Chambers.
In order to get support from MathSoft, users must have the S-Plus version number and the corresponding serial number. To obtain this information:
S-Plus is an object oriented programming language. The first time a user launches S-Plus, it will create a directory called "MySwork" in the user's home directory. Within the "MySwork" directory, S-Plus stores its objects in a sub-directory called ".Data".
Examples of S-Plus code can be found in the different tutorials referenced in the links section below. In addition, there are S-Plus examples in the following locations:
Note: The S-Plus manuals are online, in Acrobat PDF format.
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